d2k - I do see what goducks is saying though because in the description of the aPad it said that it was a v3 and that it had the updated ROM.
Sorry but you are quite wrong, i have NEVER EVER said the V3 were shipped with RB fw, below is exactly what was posted on the product pages:
As this is the latest version of the apad, the custom firmware is not available, however it should be made avaialble soon. We will have the download link and guide on our forums when available. Once the new custom firmware for the new units are out we will go back to pre loading on each unit the custom firmware made by Slatedroid
So i am unsure where anyone would have thought the V3 we were shipping already had the custom fw.
To those that want the custom fw, it will be out, but those expect a light and day difference between the normal apad fw and the custom fw, you will be disappointed. The RB fw does improve the apad, but its because it mashes up the fw of other RK2808 devices. Using the RB fw does make your apad experience better but its not going to make it perform like a totally different device. Again the RB fw will be made for the V3.
To those that think the V3 are inferior, think again, the V3 is actually is better than the V2, those now seeking for a V2 thinking they will get something better, stabler and more reliable, think again, they had just a high of RMA rate and in comparison to to the V3, the touch screen was less sensitive, battery life was less and the screens are really dark. The V3 is also the main version of the apad that is being made, so most apads being sold now are the same as the ones we have been selling.Let me make it very clear
, the reason we stopped sell the apad was because the overall quality, be it V1, V2, V3 in how they were put together is very poor. It does not matter what 'supplier' you think these come from, the issue is that the qc on all of these is just not reliable enough for us to sell this. More than not you will get a working device that won't stop working, but for my
quality standards anything that has this high RMA rate is not acceptable, for other sellers the RMA rate for the apad maybe acceptable, but not for me.